Ancient Greece

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Ancient Greece

Students will reveal their knowlege and understanding of the overview of Ancient Greek History.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Check all 5 that apply.  Sea travel was important to the Greeks because.....
    • A. 

      Most of the Greeks lived within 50 miles of the sea.

    • B. 

      It is located near the Aegean Sea, the Ionian SEa and the Black Sea, which provided trade routes.

    • C. 

      The mountains in the Greek interior were hard to pass over; the sea was easier.

    • D. 

      Greece had an abundance of its own natural resources to trade with.

    • E. 

      The road system was excellent and made the sea acessible to the rest of Europe.

    • F. 

      The land was rocky, and not good for farming, so importing other counties' goods was necessary.

    • G. 

      A lack of fresh water made imported farm goods essential.

  • 2. 
    The Myceneans were early settlers on the Greek mainland.  They came from parts of Europe, India and Southwest Asia.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    The stories passed down from Homer's Illiad and Odessey about the Trojan Wars and the city of Troy were thought to be fables until evidence was unearthed by a historian that made many believe these stories were based in fact.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    It is thought that the Trojan War may have been a struggle for control of what waterway?
    • A. 

      Mediterranean Sea

    • B. 

      Suez Canal

    • C. 

      Nile River

    • D. 

      Aegean Sea

    • E. 

      None of the Above

  • 5. 
    Homer was a blind storyteller who composed epics during the time when Greeks had little knowlege of writing.  What is an epic?
    • A. 

      An epic is a grand fairy tale that begins with the words, 'Once upon a time'.

    • B. 

      An epic is a narrative poem celebrating heroes, heroines and their great deeds.

    • C. 

      An epic is a movie, shown in 3-D.

    • D. 

      All of the Above

    • E. 

      None of the Above

  • 6. 
    I am a Greek woman.  My people expect me to be strong and athletic.  I am not permitted to vote, but I am expected to manage my family affairs while my husband is away. 
    • A. 

      I am from Sparta.

    • B. 

      I am from Athens.

    • C. 

      I am from Rome.

    • D. 

      I am from Egypt

  • 7. 
    Check all 3 that apply.  The Greeks created many myths which are still told, today.
    • A. 

      A myth is a traditional story.

    • B. 

      Greek myths featured their gods as the main characters

    • C. 

      Greek myths were not believed by the Greek population, they were just like bedtime stories for the children.

    • D. 

      The purpose of myths was to answer difficult questions about the mysteries of nature and the powerful passion of people.

  • 8. 
    Check the 4 statements that are true of Athens.
    • A. 

      There was no power struggle between the rich and the poor.

    • B. 

      The world's first democracy, or rule by the people, was successful, here.

    • C. 

      Women were expected to stay out of public life and raise children.

    • D. 

      They instituted some of the first laws enforcing contracts and property ownership.

    • E. 

      They valued education, the arts and individuality.

    • F. 

      They supported their military above all other institutions.

    • G. 

      They allowed all residents to become voting citizens.

  • 9. 
    What is a phalanx?
    • A. 

      A building, like a fort, that defended the cities.

    • B. 

      A spear designed out of iron, used by the poorer soldiers.

    • C. 

      A military formation, where footsoldiers stood side by side with their spears in one hand and their shields another.

    • D. 

      A hairstyle preferred by wealthy Spartan women.

  • 10. 
    Check 2 that are true about the Persian Wars.
    • A. 

      They were fought between Sparta and Athens.

    • B. 

      The Spartans and Athenians fought against Persia.

    • C. 

      The Persians defeated their enemies.

    • D. 

      After the wars. the Athenians emerged as a place where science, the arts and democracy grew.

    • E. 

      The Persians, under King Darius, went on to conquer Asia and Rome.

  • 11. 
    Who am I? History has called me a wise statesman. I had three goals for my beloved city of Athens,  I wanted to strengthen democracy, hold and strengthen the Athenian empire, and promoted the glory of Athens. My name is......
    • A. 

      King Darius

    • B. 

      Pericles

    • C. 

      Aristotle

    • D. 

      Parthenon

  • 12. 
    Who am I?  I was the son of a physician: a bright student of Plato.  I opened a successful school which practiced my method of questioning science, nature, belief and thought according to the rules of logic.  My methods provide the basis for scientific method that you use, today. My most famous student was the son of Philip of Macedonia. My name is.......
    • A. 

      Socrates

    • B. 

      Pythagorus

    • C. 

      Aristotle

    • D. 

      Alexander the Great

  • 13. 
    Who am I?  I believe that the greatest form of evil is ignorance.  To that end, I encoraged everyone to question everything, thus bringing out contradictory opinions that could enlighten others.  Knowlege is the only good.  My name is.......
    • A. 

      Socrates

    • B. 

      Plato

    • C. 

      Aristotle

    • D. 

      Alexander the Great

  • 14. 
    Although Athens held power for a long time, Macedonia, a kingdom north of Greece, was able to conquor it because the Greeks couldn't agree on a policy of how to defend themselves.  Alexander the Great, a Macedonian, had a great love of all things Greek and desired to conquor it as his own, so he took advantage of their weak indecision and took it over.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    What is Alexander the Great best known for?
    • A. 

      The advances he made in science.

    • B. 

      Conquering most of the known world in his short life.

    • C. 

      Writing a series of plays that are still read, today.

    • D. 

      Developing Greek art and architecture.

  • 16. 
    Which of these 4 influences blended to form Hellenistic culture?
    • A. 

      Greek

    • B. 

      Indian

    • C. 

      Northern European

    • D. 

      Egyptian

    • E. 

      Macedonian

    • F. 

      Persian

  • 17. 
    Who am I?  I was a scientist in Hellenistic Greece.  I estimated the value of Mathematical Pi, or the ratio of circumference to diameter.  I showed the law of lever and designed the pulley to lift heavy objects with very little force.  I designed an effient way to irrigate by raising water out of the ground in a screwing motion, and changed warfare, forever with my design of a catapault.  What is my name?
    • A. 

      Plutarc

    • B. 

      Alexander the Great

    • C. 

      Homer

    • D. 

      Archimedes

    • E. 

      None of the Above.

  • 18. 
    Check 3 that apply about Epicureanism.
    • A. 

      It teaches that the world is composed of atoms.

    • B. 

      It teaches that there is no such thing as a god or gods.

    • C. 

      It teaches that there is reality beyond the five senses.

    • D. 

      It taught that pleasure arose from virtuous conduct and an absense of pain.

    • E. 

      It taught that the body and mind could never be at peace with one another.

    • F. 

      Modern practitioners devote themselves to pursuing human pleasures.